In what comes as a massive blow to India, Rohit Sharma has been ruled out of the three-Test away series against South Africa because of a left hamstring injury. Priyank Panchal, who led India A during the recently-concluded three-match series, has replaced the opener. The BCCI made no mention of the vice-captain for the series in Rohit's absence. According to Cricbuzz, Rohit picked up the injury while training at the Bandra Kurla Complex in Mumbai.
NEWS – Priyank Panchal replaces injured Rohit Sharma in India's Test squad.
Rohit sustained a left hamstring injury during his training session here in Mumbai yesterday. He has been ruled out of the upcoming 3-match Test series against South Africa.#SAvIND | @PKpanchal9 pic.twitter.com/b8VgoN52LW— BCCI (@BCCI) December 13, 2021